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Project Hope



What is Project Hope?  Who attends a Project Hope class?

Project Hope, the combined efforts of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center and the Collin County DA’s office, is a class for victims of domestic-related assaults who have expressed to the Collin County DA that they would like to have the charges dropped and sign an Affidavit of Non-prosecution. 

The Collin County DA requires these victims to attend a Project Hope class in order to receive a certificate of completion which must be shown to the DA as a condition of submitting the Affidavit of Non-prosecution.  Recently, Collin County has moved to evidence-based prosecution of these cases where the DA can choose to move forward with the prosecution of the case if there is evidence to warrant it—even if an Affidavit of Non-prosecution is signed and submitted by the victim.

What is taught in a Project Hope class?

  • HDNBC Services: Project Hope educates the participants on the free services provided by Hope’s Door New Beginning Center. By coming to a Project Hope class, each participant automatically becomes a client of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center and is eligible to receive any of our free services.
  • The Dynamics of Domestic Abuse: Participants receive education on the definition and dynamics of Domestic Abuse. Topics in a Project Hope class include: statistics on the prevalence and gravity of Domestic Abuse, the definition of Domestic Abuse, types of abuse, abuser tactics, the cycle of abuse, red flags, effects on victims and their children, reasons abusers abuse, reasons victims stay and the importance of safety planning.
  • Legal Matters: Participants receive some general information about how the legal process works and what may be asked of them by the courts should the DA decide to move forward with the case. In addition, they are given useful information regarding:
    • Texas Crime Victim Rights
    • Texas Crime Victim Compensation Program
    • Protective Orders
    • Divorce, Child Custody and Child Support in Texas
    • Texas VINE System
    • The Address Confidentiality Program (ACP)
    • Immigration Option for Crime Victims


Project Hope FAQs

Q. When do you hold Project Hope Classes?

A. Project Hope is held once a month on the first Wednesday of each month.

Q. How many people can attend a Project Hope Class?

A. Currently, our capacity for each class is 12 attendees.

Q. How long is a typical Project Hope class?

A. Each class runs from approximately 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Q. Where is the Project Hope class held?

A. Project Hope is held at our Plano Outreach Office at 860 F Ave. Suite 100 Plano, TX 75074.

Q. What do I need to bring with me to a Project Hope class?

A. Attendees are asked to bring a copy of their Driver’s License.

Q. How do I sign up for Project Hope?

A. Community members who have been referred by the Collin County DA to attend a Project Hope class can register for a Project Hope class online using our Project Hope Registration Form below.  The Collin County DA’s Office can be reached at (972) 548-4323.

Q. How much does it cost to attend a Project Hope Class?

A. There is a non-refundable fee of $40 to attend a Project Hope class.  Attendees must pay the $40 fee at the time of registration using a credit or debit card.

Register Here for a Project Hope Class

Project Hope class fees are $40 and are non-refundable.  You may register and pay the non-refundable fee by filling out the form below.

More Information

We love hearing directly from members of our community.  If you would like more information or if you have a question regarding Project Hope, please call (972) 422-2911 ext. 254 and ask to speak to our Community Education Program Manager.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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